“No one should have to prove that their lives matter,” Annie Padilla laments on “Lives on the Line,” from The Groans’ 2017 EP, Everything for Everyone. During the course of the record, the L.A. band celebrate the secret lives of dogs (“Bebo Song”) and repurpose the hateful words of a demented leader to create an incendiary sound collage (“Drumpf Rap”). The Groans put their money where their mouths are by donating royalties from “Bebo Song,” “Lives on the Line” and the anti-abuse anthem “Leave Me Alone” to BFF Pet Rescue, Black Lives Matter and House of Ruth, respectively. Proceeds from the contemplative, swirling 2018 indie-pop single “Colors,” meanwhile, go to Trans Lifeline. Sister Mantos are a venerable, funky Latin-dance collective who stirringly chanted “No ICE! No ICE!” at the recent Echo Park Rising fest.
The Smell, 247 S. Main St., downtown L.A.; Fri., Aug. 30, 8 p.m.; $5. http://www.thesmell.org.